Thursday, November 26, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

人权观察谴责中国超期羁押浦志强 张海涛再被变更罪名为“煽颠” (Human Rights Watch condemns China’s prolonging Pu Zhiqiang’s detention beyond lawful limit and changing accusation of Xinjiang rights defender Zhang Haitao again, into “inciting subversion of state power”)
Radio Free Asia, November 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl1-11242015100242.html

州妇联上半年收到的投诉 17.7%案件跟家暴有关 (17.7% of complaints received by Wenzhou All-China Women's Federation in previous half year involved domestic violence)
Wenzhou Capital News Online, November 23, 2015
http://news.66wz.com/system/2015/11/22/104641837.shtml

中宣部司法部全国普法办部署国家宪法日宣传活动, 弘扬宪法精神推动创新协调绿色开放共享发展 (CPC Propaganda Department, Ministry of Justice, China Legal Publicity Office launch National Constitution Day propaganda activities, enhancing constitutional spirit, promoting development of “innovation, coordination, greenness, openness, shared-enjoyment”)
Legal Daily, November 23, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151123/Articel02020GN.htm

午休期间被撞身亡 是否算工伤惹争议 (Whether injury sustained during lunch break is industrial injury provokes controversy)
Jiangsu Legal Daily, November 24, 2015
http://jsfzb.xhby.net/html/2015-11/24/content_1339653.htm

应完善对非婚生子女的法律保护 (Legal protection of illegitimate children should be improved)
Jiangsu Legal Daily, November 24, 2015
http://jsfzb.xhby.net/html/2015-11/24/content_1339677.htm

Jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu appeals sentence for “leaking state secrets”
The Guardian, November 24, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/nov/24/jailed-chinese-journalist-gao-yu-appeals-sentence-for-leaking-state-secrets

Access to Information (信息公开)

新疆网络监控疑又升级 (Internet control in Xinjiang reportedly intensified)
Radio France Internationale, November 24, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151124-新疆疑网络监控又升级

南通公布17088名 “失信黑名单” (Nantong announces “bad credit blacklist” of 17,088 names)
Jiangsu Legal Daily, November 24, 2015
http://jsfzb.xhby.net/html/2015-11/24/content_1339628.htm

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

张六毛家属被警方以“寻衅滋事”为名传唤 (Police summons Zhang Liumao’s family for “picking quarrels & provoking troubles”)
Radio Free Asia, November 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-11242015100511.html

Police summon family of activist who died in detention in China
Radio Free Asia, November 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/police-summon-family-of-activist-who-died-in-detention-in-china-11242015105652.html

安徽人大常委会讨论决定重大事项规定修订, 一部法规经5次审议通过尚属首次 (Anhui People's Congress Standing Committee passes amendment of regulations for decisions on major matters after 5 deliberations—highest number in history of province)
Legal Daily, November 23, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151123/Articel03002GN.htm

Veteran Shenzhen rights activist gets three years for “subversion”
Radio Free Asia, November 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-11242015110151.html

Chinese textbooks are wildly homophobic. One student is fighting back.
The Washington Post, November 24, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/11/24/chinese-textbooks-are-wildly-homophobic-one-student-is-fighting-back/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

联合国禁酷会关注维权律师羁押情况 (UN Committee Against Torture pays due attention to China’s crackdown on human rights lawyers)
Radio France Internationale, November 25, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151125-联合国禁酷会关注维权律师羁押情况

Related:
Stark Contrast in China’s UN Torture Review: Pointed Questions, Non-responsive Answers
联合国对中国酷刑的审议:提问尖锐,答非所问
Human Rights in China, November 18, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/stark-contrast-chinas-un-torture-review-pointed-questions-non-responsive
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xin-wen-fa-bu/lian-he-guo-dui-zhong-guo-ku-xing-de-shen-yi-ti-wen-jian-rui-da-fei

China Faces Scrutiny in UN Torture Review
中国面临联合国对酷刑问题的严格审议
Human Rights in China, November 17, 2015
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/china-faces-scrutiny-un-torture-review
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xin-wen-fa-bu/zhong-guo-mian-lin-lian-he-guo-dui-ku-xing-wen-ti-de-yan-ge-shen-yi

中国指“德国的人权批评是干涉” (China says “Germany criticizing human rights situation is intervention”)
Radio France Internationale, November 24, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151124-中国指“德国的人权批评是干涉”

中纪委:9000多官员因管不好家属和下属被问责 (CCDI: More than 9,000 officials held accountable for not managing well their relatives or subordinates)
Xinhua Online, November 23, 2015
http://news.youth.cn/sz/201511/t20151123_7341246.htm

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

个人信息非法交易致网络诈骗泛滥, 网骗新骗术多与个人信息泄露有关 (Trading of individual information causes flood of online fraud, new online fraud techniques frequently involve personal information leaks)
Legal Daily, November 23, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151123/Articel06004GN.htm

南京重拳打击电信网络犯罪 (Nanjing deals heavy blow to telecommunications and Internet crimes)
Jiangsu Legal Daily, November 24, 2015
http://jsfzb.xhby.net/html/2015-11/24/content_1339638.htm

Big Brother is watching: how China is compiling computer ratings on all its citizens
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1882533/big-brother-watching-how-china-compiling-computer

Hong Kong (香港)

Jack Ma of Alibaba in talks to buy Hong Kong newspaper
马云收购《南华早报》,谈判进行中
The New York Times, November 25, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/25/business/dealbook/alibaba-scmp-hong-kong.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/business/20151125/c25db-alibaba/

Hong Kong's new generation: “Umbrella soldiers” and NeoDemocrats big winners in district elections
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1883080/hong-kongs-new-generation-umbrella-soldiers-wins-big-vote

Related:
“伞兵”空降香港区选:他们是谁?能走多远? (New arrival of “Umbrella soldiers” in HK District Council elections: Who are they? How far can they go?)
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/hk-macau-tw/1513dbbd5ee20d3/san-bing-kong-jiang-xiang-gang-qu-xuan-ta-men-shi-shui-neng-zou-duo-yuan-

“Hong Kong is not China” banner appears at HKU following City U saga
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/24/hong-kong-is-not-china-banner-appears-at-hku-following-city-u-saga/

Fifa investigates Hong Kong over China match booing
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 25, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34918397

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

北京公安“涉恐举报奖”已对500余群众发放60余万 (Beijing PSB already awarded $94,000 to over 500 individuals as “prize for reporting suspected terrorist activities”)
Beijing Daily, November 25, 2015
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/1125/c1001-27852741.html

联合国安理会采取行动加大打击国际恐怖主义 (U.N. Security Council adopts measures to increase attack on international terrorism)
Legal Daily, November 21, 2015
http://world.people.com.cn/n/2015/1121/c1002-27840239.html

新疆反恐:90后武警一次击毙6名暴徒 (Xinjiang counterterrorism: Post-‘90 generation armed policeman shoots dead six terrorists)
Xinhua, November 24, 2015
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20151123/46355724_0.shtml

中国高官指有新疆共产党员支持恐怖活动 (Chinese high ranked officials allege some party members in Xinjiang support terrorist activities)
Voice of America, November 25, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/xinjiang-party-officials-backing-terrorists-allegations-20151124/3071541.html

Communist Party official accuses some Xinjiang cadres of supporting “terrorist acts”
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1883076/communist-party-official-accuses-some-xinjiang-cadres

Eleven of 28 suspects killed in Xinjiang manhunt believed women, children
Radio Free Asia, November 24, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/manhunt-11242015174308.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Running from Runnymede: Why Beijing lives in fear of Magna Carta
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/24/running-from-runnymede-why-beijing-lives-in-fear-of-magna-carta/

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中國獨立記者高瑜「洩密案」二審開庭 法院稱擇日宣判 (Gao Yu’s appeal trial for “leaking state secrets” heard in court, ruling to be announced on Thursday)
The Initium, November 24, 2015
https://theinitium.com/article/20151124-dailynews-Gaoyu/

北京疑加大打击海外禁书禁刊出版发行人 (Beijing reportedly plans to intensify crackdown on publishers and distributers of banned books overseas)
Radio France Internationale, November 23, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151123-北京加大打击海外禁书禁刊出版发行人

China says repatriated dissidents “guilty of crimes”
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 23, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34901965

You have the right to remain silent: Inside the fight over the American Bar Association's tepid condemnation of Beijing’s crackdown on lawyers and activists.
Foreign Policy, November 24, 2015
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/23/china_american_bar_association_crackdown_human_rights/

Chinese court to pass verdict on Guo Feixiong, two others
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/verdict-11232015131725.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

央视《胡耀邦》出现抹去赵紫阳头像的人民日报 (State broadcaster airs Hu Yaobang program with purged leader Zhao Ziyang’s image erased from the People’s Daily)
Radio France Internationale, November 23, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151123-央视《胡耀邦》出现抹去赵紫阳头像的人民日报

Related:
China’s official amnesia over the legacy of Hu Yaobang, the man whose death inspired the Tiananmen protests
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1882476/chinas-official-amnesia-over-legacy-hu-yaobang-man

China cuts mobile service of Xinjiang residents evading Internet filters
The New York Times, November 24, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/24/business/international/china-cuts-mobile-service-of-xinjiang-residents-evading-internet-filters.html

Twitter tally at People’s Daily does not add up, say researchers
The Financial Times, November 23, 2015
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/43319c90-919a-11e5-bd82-c1fb87bef7af.html

China censors online outcry after ISIS execution
China File, November 24, 2015
https://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/media/china-censors-online-outcry-after-isis-execution

Government Accountability (政府问责)

联合国对中国酷刑的审议:提问尖锐,答非所问 (Stark contrast in China’s UN Torture Review: pointed questions, non-responsive answers)
Human Rights in China, November 18, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xin-wen-fa-bu/lian-he-guo-dui-zhong-guo-ku-xing-de-shen-yi-ti-wen-jian-rui-da-fei

人权组织促中国允许朝鲜难民赴第三国 (Human rights organization urges China to allow refugees from North Korea to pass to a third country)
Voice of America, November 24, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/north-korean-refugees-beg-china-to-save-them-from-death-20151123/3069978.html

College counselors told to join the Party
China Digital Times, November 22, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/college-counselors-told-to-join-the-party/

Four China banking regulators demoted as anti-corruption crackdown on financial sector continues
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1882019/chinas-anti-corruption-watchdog-demotes-four-banking-regulators

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. cyber command’s veiled threat: China “vulnerable” in cyberspace
The Diplomat, November 24, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/us-cyber-commands-veiled-threat-china-vulnerable-in-cyberspace/

国际网络安全公司:中国地下网络犯罪有了新招数 (International cybersecurity company: China’s underground cybercriminals quick to develop new tricks)
Voice of America, November 24, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/trend-micro-china-cybercriminal-new-approaches-20151123/3070653.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy and Hong Kong youth take toll on pro-Beijing parties' share of vote
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1882463/occupy-and-hong-kong-youth-take-toll-pro-beijing-parties

Potential candidates for 2016 “super district councilor” emerge as incumbents lose or retire
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/23/potential-candidates-for-2016-super-district-councillor-emerge-as-incumbents-lose-or-retire/

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China forces used flamethrower to hunt Xinjiang “terrorists”: army newspaper
Reuters, November 23, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/23/us-china-security-xinjiang-idUSKBN0TC0QT20151123

China's own “double standard” on terrorism
The Diplomat, November 23, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/chinas-own-double-standard-on-terrorism/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Memories of torture and hope for redemption in a Chinese village
Huffington Post, November 24, 2015
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-torture-police-brutality_5652a6f1e4b0d4093a5835c8

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's plan to “rank” lawyers faces criticism
Voice of America, November 20, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-plan-to-rank-lawyers-faces-criticism/3066373.html

高瑜案二审下周开庭 (Gao Yu’s appeal trial to open next week)
Deutsche Welle, November 22, 2015
http://dw.com/p/1HAH9

Lawyer Expresses Concern Over Rights Defender Su Changlan’s Health In Custody
China Change, November 23, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/11/23/lawyer-expresses-concern-over-rights-defender-su-changlans-health-in-custody/

Grassroots Activist Tells Court: I Committed No Crime Trying to Subvert the Communist Regime
China Change, November 22, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/11/22/grassroots-activist-tells-court-i-committed-no-crime-trying-to-subvert-the-communist-regim/

Access to Information (信息公开)

Down the memory hole: How China’s state broadcaster rewrites history to erase purged leader Zhao Ziyang
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1881916/chinas-state-broadcaster-rewrites-history-erase-purged

Censorship, double-standards, and China’s hard sell on counterterrorism
China Digital Times, November 20, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/censorship-double-standards-and-chinas-hard-sell-on-counterterrorism/

Minitrue: Strengthening public opinion in Jinzhong
China Digital Times, November 20, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/minitrue-strengthening-public-opinion-in-jinzhong/

China’s draft Film Industry Promotion Law: What does it mean for U.S. studios?
China Law and Policy, November 22, 2015
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2015/11/22/chinas-draft-film-industry-promotion-law-what-does-it-mean-for-u-s-studios/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s nuclear vision collides with villagers’ fears
The New York Times, November 22, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/22/world/asia/chinas-nuclear-vision-collides-with-villagers-fears.html

林耶凡发起网上请愿向北京施压 (Ms. World Canada Anastasia Lin, obstructed from participating in Miss World final in China for criticizing China’s human rights, launches online petition to pressure Beijing)
Radio France Internationale, November 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151122-林耶凡发起网上请愿向北京施

广东连发暴力征地事件 多人被打伤抓捕 (Violence breaks out during forced land requisition in Guangdong, villagers protesting are beaten and taken away)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-11222015103806.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EU Special Representative for Human Rights visits China
European Union External Action, November 16, 2015
http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2015/151116_03_en.htm

设内部人员过问案件信息专库 (Instituting a special information repository for internal staff’s involvement in cases)
People’s Court Online, November 20, 2015
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2015-11/20/content_104971.htm

PLA overhaul could “destabilize” Chinese society: Military officials fire warning shots over pay and pensions
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1880498/pla-overhaul-could-destabilise-chinese-society-military

Beijing targets China’s vast web of underground banks in crackdown on corruption
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1881297/beijing-targets-chinas-vast-web-underground-banks

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

王辉忠在“百日维稳攻坚大会战”视频会上强调, 构筑世界互联网大会维稳之网安保之盾 (In video titled “100-day Battle to Fortify Stability Maintenance,” Zhejiang Party leader Wang Huizhong emphasizes maintaining online stability and having constructed a security shield for the 2015 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen)
Zhejiang Legal News, November 20, 2015
http://zjfzb.zjol.com.cn/html/2015-11/20/content_140784.htm

互联网时代下如何面对舆情危机 (How to confront a public opinion crisis in the internet age)
People’s Court Paper Online, November 20, 2015
http://rmfyb.chinacourt.org/paper/html/2015-11/20/content_104958.htm

P2P平台频现“跑路潮”学界建议稿上报中央, 个体网络借贷不宜实施牌照管理 (With sharp rise in use of P2P platforms, scholars submit a draft to the Central Committee: It is inappropriate to implement license management for individual online lending)
Legal Daily, November 20, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151120/Articel06006GN.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

为省一小时车程拟准公安在港执法破坏一国两制 (HK-Mainland cross-border rail proposal to allow Chinese security officers to enforce regulations in Hong Kong, contradicting "One Country Two Systems")
Radio France Internationale, November 22, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151122-为省一小时车程拟准公安在港执法破坏一国两制

香港區選結果出爐:首投族求變踢走政黨大佬,新傘兵入席打亂傳統格局 (HK District Council elections results: First time voters seek change, entrance of new “Umbrella soldiers” disrupts conventional voting structure)
The Initium, November 23, 2015
https://theinitium.com/article/20151123-hongkong-districtcouncilelection02/

Related:
“Umbrella soldiers” win eight seats as veteran politicians suffer surprise defeat
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/23/umbrella-soldiers-win-eight-seats-as-veteran-politicians-suffer-surprise-defeat/

U.N. Committee Against Torture questions HK police’s use of force during Occupy protest
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/20/un-committee-against-torture-questions-hk-polices-use-of-force-during-occupy-protest/

Counter-terrorism (反恐)

国际反恐合作面临诸多障碍《联合国全球反恐战略》约束力微乎其微, 全球反恐亟须国际公约引领推进 (As international counterterrorism cooperation faces many obstacles and the binding force of UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy is almost non-existent, the world urgently needs an international treaty to lead the way)
Legal Daily, November 20, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151120/Articel04002GN.htm

陈忠和: 中国维稳国际化是典型国际恐怖主义 (Chen Zhonghe: China’s “internationalization” of its domestic stability maintenance policies is a form of international terrorism)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gr-11202015112109.html

Related:
记者无国界:中国海外追踪记者和异议人士 (Reporters Without Borders: China tracks down journalists and dissidents overseas)
Voice of America, November 23, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gr-11202015112109.html

President Xi Jinping condemns jihadist hotel attack in Mali, vows fight against terrorist activities to maintain “world peace”
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1881371/president-xi-jinping-condemns-jihadist-hotel-attack

China says kills 28 suspects in Xinjiang coal mine attack after 56-day manhunt
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-baycounty-11202015162408.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

How our theatre workshops are empowering migrant women in China
The Guardian, November 20, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2015/nov/20/how-our-theatre-workshops-are-empowering-migrant-women-in-china

Yiyi Lu: Rebuilding the Communist Party
The Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/11/20/yiyi-lu-rebuilding-the-communist-party/

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

司法抗干扰必须抓早抓小 (Interference in judicial cases must be checked early and meticulously)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151117/Articel07004GN.htm

Related:
Legal Daily: Interference in judicial cases must be checked early
China Scope, November 19, 2015
http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/7541/106/

赵某甲、杜某、乔某甲犯非法拘禁罪二审刑事判决书, 浙江省温州市中级人民法院 (2015)([2015] Second Instance Appellate Decision in the Case of Zhao X A, Du X and Qiao X A for the crime of unlawful imprisonment, Zhejiang Province Wenzhou City Intermediate People's Court )
Zhejiang Court Decisions Online, November 9, 2015
http://www.zjsfgkw.cn/document/JudgmentDetail/3803717

Access to Information (信息公开)

农业部承认草甘膦有毒但属商业秘密不公开 (Agricultural department concedes glyphosphate [herbicide] is toxic but denies access to information as it is commercial secret)
GMQ Observer, November 19, 2015
http://www.chinaseed114.com/news/15/news_74132.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activists shout for a “democratic China” in Guangzhou subversion trial
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activists-shout-for-a-democratic-china-in-guanzhou-subversion-trial-11192015110656.html

佛山维权人士苏昌兰被起诉至法院 (Foshan rights defender Su Changlan is indicted [for “inciting subversion,” one year into detention])
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-11192015115455.html

瑞典公民被从泰国缉回中国,瑞典称不知情 (Sweden is not aware of Swedish national being deported to China by Thailand)
Voice of America, November 20, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-sweden-foreign-ministry-20151119/3065310.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中纪委:党员自己花钱奢靡享乐也要管 (CCDI: We will also handle Party members who spend their own money lavishly)
Legal Daily, November 19, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151119/Articel01005GN.htm

中国环保监测和监察权集中化背后的逻辑 (The logic behind China’s environmental protection monitoring and its centralized approach)
Financial Times, November 20, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001064928

Interrogation chairs “padded for comfort”, claims Chinese official as Beijing denies torturing or holding political prisoners
联合国防酷刑审议 中:无政治犯 审讯椅有垫 很多施刑者被诉
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2015
EN: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1880506/interrogation-chairs-padded-comfort-claims-chinese
CH: http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/15123ced9ab2922/lian-he-guo-fang-ku-xing-shen-yi-zhong-wu-zheng-zhi-fan-shen-xun-yi-you-dian-hen-duo-shi-xing-zhe-bei-su

Related:
China doesn't torture? Family of Zhang Liumao says don't believe it.
The Christian Science Monitor, November 19, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/1119/China-doesn-t-torture-Family-of-Zhang-Liumao-says-don-t-believe-it

Stark Contrast in China’s UN Torture Review: Pointed Questions, Non-responsive Answers
Human Rights in China, November 18, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/stark-contrast-chinas-un-torture-review-pointed-questions-non-responsive-answers

Hong Kong (香港)

Foreign gov’ts warned to “not interfere” after U.S. report highlights threats to Hong Kong’s freedoms
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/19/foreign-govts-warned-to-not-interfere-after-us-report-highlights-threats-to-hong-kongs-freedoms/

“Umbrella soldiers” fight for seats in district election vote this Sunday
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/19/umbrella-soldiers-fight-for-seats-in-district-election-vote-this-sunday/

【港大風波】新校委陳祖為:李國章不適合做主席 ([HKU controversy] New Council member Joseph Chan Cho Wai thinks Arthur Li not suitable to be chair)
Mingpao, November 20, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151120/s00001/1447982403680

Related:
Academic freedom advocates elected as HKU Council members
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/20/academic-freedom-advocates-elected-as-hku-council-members/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Breaking: 28 “terrorist group members” shot dead in Xinjiang, China –authorities
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20,2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/20/breaking-28-terrorist-group-members-shot-dead-in-xinjiang-china-authorities/

China flags “fight” against terrorism as it confirms for first time Islamic State has executed hostage Fan Jinghui
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1880370/china-confirms-first-time-islamic-state-has-executed

Related:
IS杀害中国人质疑报复中国新疆政策 (IS execution of Chinese hostage might be a revenge against China’s policy in Xinjiang)
Radio France Internationale, November 19, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151119-is杀害中国人质疑报复中国新疆政策

Islamic State claim of hostage killing complicates China’s terror debate
Washington Post, November 19, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/11/19/islamic-state-claim-of-hostage-killing-complicates-chinas-terror-debate/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong revisited
L. A. Review of Books, November 19, 2015
http://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/chinablog/hong-kong-revisited/

China’s double standard
China Media Project, November 20, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/11/20/39338/

Feng Zhenghu: I’m taking Human Rights Day off
China Digital Times, November 19, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/feng-zhenghu-im-taking-human-rights-day-off/

Friday, November 20, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Justice fears over reform plans to rank China's lawyers
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1880166/plan-chinese-lawyers-be-ranked-sparks-fears-over

律师:浦案一审再延3个月 (Pu Zhiqiang's lawyer says trial is postponed for another 3 months)
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2015
http://www.nanzao.com/sc/national/1511ddf0623aa3a/lv-shi-pu-an-yi-shen-zai-yan-3-yue

Chinese lawyer's solitary confinement amounts to “slow torture”: Wife
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-torture-11182015101925.html

Fresh doubt over China’s pledge to amend transplant policy
The New York Times, November 18, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/18/fresh-doubt-over-chinas-pledge-to-amend-transplant-policy/

司法抗干扰必须抓早抓小
Legal Daily: Interference in judicial cases must be checked early
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015
CH:http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151117/Articel07004GN.htm
EN:http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/7541/106/

Access to Information (信息公开)

China censors online outcry after possible ISIS execution
Foreign Policy, November 18, 2015
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/18/china-censors-online-outcry-after-possible-isis-execution/

Official figures for major smog pollutant last year “off by half”
Caixin, November 18, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-11-18/100875924.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s new NGO law and calculating China business risks
China Law Blog, November 17, 2015
http://www.chinalawblog.com/2015/11/chinas-new-ngo-law-and-calculating-china-business-risks.html

Miss World Canada: China denying me entry over activism
Voice of America, November 17, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/miss-world-canada-china-denying-me-entry-over-activism/3061558.html

广东维权人士谢文飞和王默“煽颠案”即将开庭 (Guangdong rights defenders Xie Wenfei and Wang Mo’s “incitement” trial to begin)
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-11182015113907.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China insists to U.N. that it’s combating torture
中国官员反驳联合国酷刑委员会质疑
The New York Times, November 19, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151119/c19torture/dual/

Related:
Stark Contrast in China’s UN Torture Review: Pointed Questions, Non-responsive Answers
Human Rights in China, November 18, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/stark-contrast-chinas-un-torture-review-pointed-questions-non-responsive-answers

中方就酷刑审议答询 人权人士称其不诚实 (Rights defenders criticize China's dishonest answers at UN torture review)
Voice of America, November 19, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-torture-20151118/3063950.html

China denies torturing political prisoners
Aljazeera, November 19, 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/china-denies-torturing-political-prisoners-151118210536303.html

联合国“深切担忧”被泰国遣返中国异见人士
U.N. anger after Thailand deports “Chinese dissidents”
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2015
CH: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2015/11/151117_un_chinese_dissidents
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34849363

Hong Kong (香港)

HK delegation of civil orgs discuss police violence, national security law at UN torture committee
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/18/hk-delegation-of-civil-orgs-discuss-police-violence-national-security-law-at-un-torture-committee/

Chinese president “full of praise” for CY Leung's post-reform strategy for Hong Kong
South China Moring Post, November 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/1880305/chinese-president-full-praise-cy-leungs-post-reform-strategy

”Anti-mainlandization” motion defeated in Legislative Council
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/19/anti-mainlandisation-motion-defeated-in-legislative-council/

When “independent” really means “pro-establishment”: Hong Kong district council candidates hide their true colors
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1880312/many-independent-hong-kong-district-council-candidates-hide-their-true-colours

Occupy protesters turn to politics in upcoming Hong Kong elections
Channel NewsAsia, November 19, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/occupy-protesters-turn-to/2274382.html

【法律面前】一宗冤案看香港的司法公義 (Looking at Hong Kong's judicial justice through a misjudged case)
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151119/s00022/1447837499502

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Beijing vows justice after Islamic State kills Chinese captive
Reuters, November 19, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/19/us-egypt-crash-captives-china-idUSKCN0T805Y20151119#8dvY5cOBwTVJIoTp.97

Chinese Authorities Kill 17 Suspects in Xinjiang Attack, Including Seven Women and Children
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/suspects-11172015175006.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Is death through maltreatment becoming routine for Chinese political prisoners?
China Change, November 17, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/11/17/is-death-through-maltreatment-becoming-routine-for-chinese-political-prisoners/

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

诉访分得开诉求导得入矛盾化得了, 涉法涉诉信访改革的常德探索 (Petitions and lawsuits can be separated, demands can be guided [into legal channels] and conflicts can be solved, Changde explores reforming petitions involving litigation)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151117/Articel03011GN.htm

张六毛家属、律师首见遗体 多处伤痕疑遭酷刑虐待 (Zhang Liumao’s family and lawyer finally got to see his body, suspected use of torture that caused the numerous bruises)
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf2-11172015103054.html

Related:
Chinese activist's body “covered” in injuries after death in detention
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/chinese-activists-body-covered-in-injuries-after-death-in-detention-11172015111855.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

检察机关案件信息公开呈现三大特点 (3 key characteristics that emerge in Open Government Information procuratorial cases)
Legal Daily, November 13, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index/content/2015-11/13/content_6353875.htm?node=20908

When China briefly unblocked Facebook, trolls rushed in
Global Voices, November 17, 2015
https://globalvoices.org/2015/11/17/china-unblocks-facebook-trolls-harassment-taiwan-presidential-candidate/

Chinese stars promise to behave, or else
China Film Insider, November 18, 2015
http://chinafilminsider.com/chinese-stars-promise-to-behave-or-else/

Chinese media outlets “take daily orders” from government: Journalist
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-censorship-11172015133152.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China faces sharp questioning by U.N. Panel on Torture
The New York Times, November 18, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/18/world/asia/china-faces-sharp-questioning-by-un-panel-on-torture.html

Related:
China faces scrutiny in UN Torture Review
Human Rights in China, November 17, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/china-faces-scrutiny-un-torture-review

代表建议内容不能涉及司法个案 (Recommendations, Suggestions, and, Criticisms of Representatives’ of People’s Congresses in Sichuan must not touch upon individual judicial cases)
Sichuan Legal News,
http://dzb.scfzbs.com/shtml/scfzb/20151113/32575.shtml

虚报瞒报环境统计数据要严查 (False or deceptive reporting of environmental statistical data to be strictly investigated)
Sichuan Legal News, November 13, 2015
http://dzb.scfzbs.com/shtml/scfzb/20151113/32576.shtml

甘肃男子17年前被误扣上万黄金, 申请国家赔偿无音讯 (2 Gansu men whose more than 10 thousand grams of gold was wrongly seized over 17 years ago, seek state compensation but get only silence)
CRI Online, November 13, 2015
http://china.cnr.cn/xwwgf/20151113/t20151113_520500426.shtml

湘潭大学杀人案当事人被释放, 申请百万国家赔偿 (Defendent in Xiangtan University student murder case accused released as innocent, seeks millions in state compensation)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015
http://news.sciencenet.cn/htmlnews/2015/11/331883.shtm

警方粗暴抓捕致女子患精神疾病, 法院判决公安局赔偿4万余元 (Court orders public security to compensate RMB 40,000 to women who suffers mental illness after being cruelly seized by police)
Anhui News Online, November 17, 2015
http://ah.anhuinews.com/system/2015/11/17/007086728.shtml

Detained top official at China’s securities watchdog “linked to disgraced former presidential aide Ling Jihua”
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1879731/detained-top-official-chinas-securities-watchdog-linked

Clean “Jack Mas” will reap rewards in China’s fight against corruption: graft-busters
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1880047/clean-jack-mas-will-reap-rewards-chinas-fight-against

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

全国侦破400起黑客案, 抓获900多人 (400 hacker cases investigated and cracked nationwide, over 900 people seized)
Sichuan Legal News, November 16, 2015
http://dzb.scfzbs.com/shtml/scfzb/20151113/32531.shtml

代表建议尽快出台电信法, 工信部正完善草案有关制度 (Delegates recommend submitting the Telecommunications Law for consideration soon, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has just completed establishing relevant systems for draft)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151117/Articel03007GN.htm

京津冀建信用信息共享机制 (Beijing, Tianjin, and Hubei establish social credit information sharing mechanism)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151117/Articel06010GN.htm

China nearly triples number of supercomputers, report says
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34840805

Hong Kong (香港)

The new front in Hong Kong's campus war: Critics say reform is vital to preserve academic freedom
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1879928/new-front-hong-kongs-campus-war-critics-say

Boos and “boo” signs for shared Chinese anthem in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/17/football-boos-boo-signs-for-shared-chinese-anthem-in-hong-kong/

Related:
世界杯港中大战球场分隔两地球迷连厕所也分开 (Hong Kong vs. China World Cup Qualifier match: Entrances & toilets for the two spectator sides separated)
Radio France Internationale, November 16, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151116-世界杯港中大战球场分隔两地球迷连厕所也分开

Mainland immigrants to drive Hong Kong population growth, government says
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/18/mainland-immigrants-to-drive-hong-kong-population-growth-government-says/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

高清:上海武警举行反恐演练, 锤炼战术震慑等技能 (In HD: Shanghai paramilitary holds counterterrorism exercises to sharpen intimidation tactics and other skills)
People’s Daily, November 16, 2015
http://military.people.com.cn/n/2015/1116/c1011-27819721.html

China security chief says nation must step up “de-radicalisation” efforts to fight terrorism
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1879751/china-security-chief-says-nation-must-step-de

中国谴责西方在反恐上“双重标准” (China condemns the Western world for having “double standards” on anti-terrorism)
Financial Times, November 18, 2015
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001064886

Related:
Chinese authorities kill 17 suspects in Xinjiang attack, including seven women and children
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/suspects-11172015175006.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

时事大家谈:中国转型之民间力量在哪里? (Current affairs discussion: Where is civilian power in the transformation of China?)
Voice of America, November 18, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/VOAWeishi-IssuesandOpinions-20151117-where-are-chinas-NGOs-in-the-era-of-change/3061731.html

Is death through maltreatment becoming routine for Chinese political prisoners?
Chinachange, November 17, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/11/17/is-death-through-maltreatment-becoming-routine-for-chinese-political-prisoners/

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China clamps down on foreign TV and video imports
The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/11/17/china-clamps-down-on-foreign-tv-and-video-imports/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

12 years in prison for trying to protect spotted seals
China Change, November 16, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/11/16/12-years-in-prison-for-trying-to-protect-spotted-seals/

流亡西藏作家协会纪念“狱中作家日” (Tibetan Writers Abroad honors those unfree with “Imprisoned Writers Day”)
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/dz-11162015152229.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.N. torture watchdog questions China over crackdown on activists, lawyers
Reuters, November 17, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/17/us-china-rights-torture-idUSKCN0T61BO20151117#LugLETt2aTdWgYgB.97

Related:
“维权网”300个酷刑案例的汇总报告(附:各案例报道链接索引)(Chinese Human Rights Defenders: Summary report of 300 torture cases)
Weiquanwang, November 15, 2015
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2015/11/300.html

Torture in China: A vicious cycle
The Diplomat, November 16, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/torture-in-china-a-vicious-cycle/

西藏人权团体:西藏酷刑令人发指(Tibetan human rights groups: Unspeakable torture in Tibet)
Voice of America, November 17, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/tibet-20151116/3059836.html

China claims it has always encouraged and supported lawyers
Human Rights in China, November 13, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/china-claims-it-has-always-encouraged-and-supported-lawyers

Excerpts from China’s Responses to the Committee Against Torture’s List of Issues
Human Rights in China, November 12, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/excerpts-chinas-responses-committee-against-tortures-list-issues

China bends vow, using prisoners’ organs for transplants
The New York Times, November 17, 2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/17/world/asia/china-bends-vow-using-prisoners-organs-for-transplants.html

China to mark centenary of liberal leader Hu Yaobang, the man whose death sparked Tiananmen protests
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1879669/china-mark-centenary-liberal-leader-hu-yaobang-man

China’s Communist Party investigates two top executives at state property behemoth Financial Street
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1879671/chinas-communist-party-investigates-two-top-executives

Party graft buster announces inquiry into CSRC official
Caixin, November 16, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-11-16/100874758.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Tensions run high ahead of Hong Kong vs. China soccer match
The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/11/17/tensions-run-high-ahead-of-hong-kong-vs-china-soccer-match/

嶺大畢業生台上抗議:校董無德何施賢治 副校指行動和平理性 (LingnanU graduates question how Council members with low moral standards can lead good administration in on-stage protest, pro-VC says their action was peaceful and sensible)
Mingpao, November 17, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151117/s00001/1447736538855

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese media shine light on little-known “counterterrorism leading group” in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1879667/chinese-media-shine-light-little-known-counterterrorism

Uyghur teenager serving life sentence is victim of China’s strike hard campaign: Father
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-teenager-serving-life-sentence-is-victim-of-chinas-strike-hard-campaign-11162015141753.html

RFA独家:新疆客机两维族人被指“涉恐”带下飞机 (Two Uyghurs suspected of having terrorist connections removed from Xinjiang flight)
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-11162015111833.html

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“张六毛死亡事件”通报:家属获见遗体、疑遭酷刑、已授权律师向广东省高检提刑事控告 (Family of Zhang Liumao, after seeing body, suspects torture and is filing complaint with Guangdong Provincial Procuratorate)
Weiquanwang, November 16, 2015
http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2015/11/blog-post_34.html?spref=tw

(Trial for Yang Maodong (aka Guo Feixiong) and Sun Desheng once again postponed for 3 months)

Rights lawyers in China routinely face abuse, report says
调查报告称中国人权律师遭受酷刑虐待
The New York Times, November 13, 2015
EN: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/world/asia/china-rights-lawyers-abuse-amnesty-international.html
CH: http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151113/c13amnesty/

Related:
China claims it has always encouraged and supported lawyers
Human Rights in China, November 13, 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/china-claims-it-has-always-encouraged-and-supported-lawyers

大陆禁书出版商4人均失踪家人在香港报警 (4 individuals from publisher of books banned by China still missing, families seek help with Hong Kong police)
Radio France Internationale, November 15, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151115-大陆禁书出版商4人均失踪家人在香港报警

Two activists stand trial for '”subversion” in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/two-activists-stand-trial-for-subversion-in-chinas-guangdong-11132015162247.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

巴黎恐怖袭击让中国网友追问“IS是什么” (Paris terrorist attacks prompt Chinese netizens to ask “what is IS”)
Radio France Internationale, November 14, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151114-巴黎恐怖袭击让中国网友追问“is是什么”

Minitrue: Professor punished for “extreme posts”
China Digital Times, November 15, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/minitrue-professor-punished-for-extreme-posts/

“Exiled” Chinese journalist leaks huge list of censored terms
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/13/exiled-chinese-journalist-leaks-huge-list-of-censored-terms/

Publishers under pressure as censors reach for red pen
The Guardian, November 13, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/13/china-censorship-xi-jinping-authors-publishers

Chinese paper claims Pelosi “praised” progress in Tibet on rare visit. That seems unlikely.
The Washington Post, November 13, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/11/13/chinese-paper-claims-pelosi-praised-progress-in-tibet-on-rare-visit-that-seems-unlikely/

Related:
U.S.'s Pelosi voiced support for Dalai Lama during China visit
Reuters, November 15, 2015 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/11/15/uk-china-usa-tibet-idUKKCN0T30AZ20151115

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Wage arrears protests erupt at Wanda Plazas across China
China Labor Bulletin, November 13, 2015
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/content/wage-arrears-protests-erupt-wanda-plazas-across-china

Wal-Mart uprising: The battle for labor rights in China
The Diplomat, November 14, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/wal-mart-uprising-the-battle-for-labor-rights-in-china/

NGOs win China's first public interest environmental lawsuit
The Diplomat, November 14, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/ngos-win-chinas-first-public-interest-environmental-lawsuit/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's anti-corruption campaign marches on
The Diplomat, November 14, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/chinas-anti-corruption-campaign-marches-on/

China stimulus push stalls as local officials try to avoid anti-corruption spotlight
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1879005/china-stimulus-push-stalls-local-officials-try-avoid

Front-page warning for China’s Party cadres: Buy the paper, or else
The New York Times, November 13, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/china-communist-party-newspapers/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中國黑客租逾千伺服器 入侵日本多個政府機構網站 (Chinese hacker rented over 1000 servers to invade websites of Japanese government organizations)
Mingpao, November 15, 2015
http://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20151115/s00005/1447556552545

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China’s police chief orders tighter counterterrorism net across nation in wake of Paris attacks
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1879172/chinas-police-chief-orders-tighter-counterterrorism-net

China shows unusual pictures of its fight against terror
Reuters, November 14, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/14/us-france-shooting-china-idUSKCN0T30K120151114

Mainland officials confirm Xinjiang terrorist attack that reportedly killed up to 50 people
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1878940/mainland-officials-confirm-xinjiang-terrorist-attack

中国称打击“东突”恐怖势力应成为国际反恐的重要组成部分
China says global war on terror should also target Uighur militants
Reuters, November 16, 2015
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/2015/11/16/france-shooting-china-idCNKCS0T507U20151116
EN: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/11/16/uk-france-shooting-china-idUKKCN0T505C20151116

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Feng Zhenghu: Thinking of Liu Xiaobo
China Digital Times, November 13, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/feng-zhenghu-thinking-of-liu-xiaobo/

“I could hear the baby cry. They killed my baby ... yet I couldn’t do a thing”: The countless tragedies of China’s one-child policy
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1879116/countless-tragedies-chinas-one-child-policy

Ma-Xi meeting highlights importance of cross-strait development: Jerome Cohen
Taipei Times, November 15, 2015 http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2015/11/15/2003632510

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京91名民警赴柬埔寨执行押解任务, 打击犯罪之外体现人文关怀, 记者亲历警方16小时境外押解嫌犯 (91 Beijing police embody care and humanity when taking criminals from Cambodia back to China, reporter witnesses process during 16 hours alongside them)
Legal Daily, November 10, 2015
http://www.legaldaily.com.cn/index_article/content/2015-11/10/content_6349389.htm

律师参与化解信访案不能当“说客 (Lawyers participating in resolution of petitioning cases cannot act as intermediaries)
Legal Daily, November 12, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151112/Articel01008GN.htm

Calls grow to free tortured rights lawyer ahead of U.N. review
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-gao-11122015124454.html

Related:
Human rights lawyers in China tell harrowing stories about their own torture and abuse
Quartz, November 12, 2015
http://qz.com/548408/human-rights-lawyers-in-china-tell-harrowing-stories-about-their-own-torture-and-abuse/

Parallel submission to the Committee Against Torture in advance of the review of the PRC's fifth report
Human Rights in China, November 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/sites/default/files/hric-cat-2015_report.pdf

维权律师群体就被禁止出境事宜致北京市公安局抗议 (Group of human rights lawyers write complaint letter to Beijing Public Security Bureau protesting abusive border control)
Radio France Internationale, November 12, 2015
http://cn.rfi.fr/中国/20151112-维权律师群体就被禁止出境事宜致北京市公安局抗议

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

NGO境外资助方数量滑坡 两年剧降近四成 (Foreign funding for NGOs drastically dropped almost 40% in 2 years)
Caixin, November 12, 2015
http://china.caixin.com/2015-11-12/100873331.html

Chinese workers at Walmart campaign for higher wages, union elections
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-walmart-11112015123157.html

China’s Communist Party could reach out to dissidents in drive to mobilize allies, top political adviser says
South China Morning Post, November 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1878373/chinas-communist-party-could-reach-out-dissidents-drive

Government Accountability (政府问责)

福州智障女失踪多天后死亡, 家属:女儿是饿死的 (Mentally disabled Fuzhou woman found dead 41 days after being left on roadside by police, family: Our daughter starved to death)
Fuzhou News Online, November 12, 2015
http://news.chengdu.cn/2015/1112/1741133.shtml

China’s corruption crackdown is so vast, top officials from every single province have been nabbed
Quartz, November 12, 2015
http://qz.com/547695/chinas-corruption-crackdown-is-so-vast-top-officials-from-every-single-province-have-been-nabbed/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

In China, tough local rivals await Google
The Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-china-tough-local-rivals-await-google-1447273842

China, U.S. discuss law enforcement cooperation on cybercrimes
The Diplomat, November 13, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/china-us-discuss-law-enforcement-cooperation-on-cybercrimes/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong university council backs ex-chair's bid to seek media gag order
South China Morning Post, November 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1878358/hong-kong-university-council-backs-ex-chairs-bid

Lingnan U president warns localist prof to “mind your words or suffer the consequences”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 12, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/12/lingnanu-president-warns-localist-prof-to-mind-your-words-or-suffer-the-consequences/

香港人权组织游说联合国审议中国酷刑 (Hong Kong rights groups to call on UN to review torture in China)
Voice of America, November 13, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-cat-20151112/3054527.html

聯合國查港酷刑 曾健超隨團赴聆訊 (UN Committee Against Torture to investigate torture in Hong Kong, victim of police beating during Umbrella Movement Ken Tsang will attend hearing)
Apple Daily, November 10, 2015
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/news/20151110/54412444

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China's potential pitfalls #4: Splittist forces
The Diplomat, November 13, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/chinas-potential-pitfalls-4-splittist-forces/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Beijing better sit down with the Dalai Lama: Column
USA Today, November 12, 2015
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/11/12/beijing-china-tibet-dalai-lama-coulmn/75584514/

社交媒體壯大還是弱化公民社會? (Is social media strengthening or weakening civil society?)
InMedia HK, November 13, 2015
http://www.inmediahk.net/node/1038840

Friday, November 13, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

稳步推进行政审判体制改革破解民告官三难, 广东行政案件集中管辖完成布局(Steadily promoting reform of administrative trial system to resolve 3 difficulties in citizen suits against the government, centralized jurisdiction over Guangdong administrative cases is completely laid out)
Legal Daily, November 10, 2015
http://epaper.legaldaily.com.cn/fzrb/content/20151110/Articel05003GN.htm

小区四租户被误认为贼, 保安遭刑讯逼供11小时被抓 (Security guards detained for torturing 4 neighborhood tenants for 11 hours to obtain “confession” that they were thieves)
Fuzhou Evening News , November 10, 2015
http://www.mnw.cn/news/fz/1026498.html

Beijing court clears newspapers of defaming “World Luxury Association”
Caixin, November 10, 2015
http://english.caixin.com/2015-11-10/100872613.html

"Picking quarrels and provoking trouble" in Barme, Jaivin & Goldkorn (eds) “China Story Yearbook 2014: Shared Destiny”
ANU, Australian Centre on China in the World, November 11, 2015
http://press.anu.edu.au/titles/china-story-yearbook/shared-destiny/pdf-download/

Access to Information (信息公开)

泰州“身价千万”官员任前公示后不能没有下文 (Taizhou's official who was “worth a fortune” must disclose assets prior to assuming an official post)
Legal Daily, November 10, 2015
http://www.yangtse.com/jiangsu/2015-11-10/699944.html

Sensitive words: The two-child policy
China Digital Times, November 10, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/sensitive-words-the-two-child-policy/

Good journalist, bad journalist
China Media Project, November 10, 2015
http://cmp.hku.hk/2015/11/10/39328/

Divergent views: How the Taiwanese and China media reacted to the historic leaders meeting
The Interpreter, November 11, 2015
http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2015/11/11/Divergent-views-How-the-Taiwanese-and-China-media-reacted-to-the-historic-leaders-meeting.aspx

Welcome to Facebook, Taiwan poll candidate tells Chinese as posts flood in
Reuters, November 11. 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/11/us-taiwan-china-facebook-idUSKCN0T00ND20151111

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“Hungry” workers sleep on street, protest after Shenzhen toy factory boss absconds
Radio Free Asia, November 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-toymakers-11102015143113.html

Viewers criticize Chinese TV handling of historic presidents' meeting
Voice of America, November 12, 2015
http://www.voanews.com/content/xi-jinping-ma-ying-jeou-china-television-president/3051805.html

Some good news regarding the Overseas NGO Management Law Draft and the long-awaited Charity Law
NGOs in China, November 11, 2015
http://ngochina.blogspot.hk/2015/11/some-good-news-regarding-overseas-ngo.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China still uses medieval torture methods against opponents—Amnesty
The Guardian, November 11, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/11/china-still-uses-medieval-torture-methods-against-opponents-amnesty

Related:
Parallel submission to the Committee Against Torture in advance of the review of the PRC's fifth report
Human Rights in China, November 2015
http://www.hrichina.org/sites/default/files/hric-cat-2015_report.pdf

Lawyer: I was tortured by Chinese police
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 12, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34794712

中国:酷刑和刑讯逼供在律师权利被蓄意践踏的浪潮中猖獗肆虐
China: No end in sight—Torture and forced confessions in China
Amnesty International, November 11, 2015
CH: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa17/2848/2015/zh/
EN: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/ASA17/2730/2015/en/

人权组织:中国普遍存在酷刑 嫌犯律师都遭殃 (Rights Group: Use of torture widespread in China, detained lawyers have all suffered from it)
Deutsche Welle, November 12, 2015
http://bit.ly/1Y75WV8

CPC in Tibet aims to punish Dalai Lama followers
China Digital Times, November 11, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/communist-party-tibet-aims-punish-dalai-lama-followers/

Related:
中共在西藏“整风”,查处党内达赖喇嘛追随者 (CPC to carry out “rectification” in Tibet and punish party members who follow Dalai Lama)
New York Times, November 12, 2015
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20151112/c12dalailama/

Chinese authorities expel nuns from Jada convent in Tibet
Radio Free Asia, November 10, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/chinese-authorities-expel-nuns-from-jada-convent-in-tibet-11102015164634.html

Graft probes hit top officials in Beijing and Shanghai
China Digital Times, November 11, 2015
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/11/corruption-probes-hit-top-officials-in-beijing-and-shanghai/

Guideline on preventing erosion of state assets
Xinhua, November 10, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-11/10/c_134802821.htm

China's oppression, Inc.
The Diplomat, November 11, 2015
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/chinas-oppression-inc/

Fake graft inspector featured in newspaper owned by China’s supreme prosecutor
South China Morning Post, November 11, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1877874/bogus-graft-inspector-featured-newspaper-belonging-chinas-supreme

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Blocked Internet firms on Chinese charm offensive
Hong Kong Free Press, November 11, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/11/blocked-internet-firms-on-chinese-charm-offensive/

Hong Kong (香港)

香港铜锣湾书店老板“人间蒸发”震撼出版界 (Disappearance of HK Causeway Bay bookshop owner shocks publishing industry)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 11, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/11/151111_hongkong_publishing_disappearance

Hong Kong district council elections 2015—SCMP Page
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/topics/hong-kong-district-council-elections-2015

Related:
The 2015 HK District Council elections: introduction to candidates
Webb-site, November 3, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7wUhNOcuj4

Hong Kong Occupy activists taking on pro-establishment camp in elections hope to build bridges
South China Morning Post, November 12, 2015
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1877895/hong-kong-occupy-activists-taking-pro-establishment-camp

Hong Kong democracy activists plan UN case over police “torture”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 11, 2015
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/11/hong-kong-democracy-activists-plan-un-case-over-police-torture/

Counterterrorism (反恐)

俄罗斯总检察长建议制定国际反恐公约 (Russian Prosecutor General suggests establishment of International Convention on Counterterrorism)
Xinhua, November 10, 2015
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2015-11/10/c_1117101723.htm

Related:
Russia monitors financial transfers to countries with active terrorist groups—prosecutor
TASS Russian News Agency, November 10, 2015
http://tass.ru/en/world/835083

"Terrorism and violence in and from Xinjiang" in Barme, Jaivin & Goldkorn (eds) “China Story Yearbook 2014: Shared Destiny”
ANU, Australian Centre on China in the World, November 11, 2015
http://press.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ch06_forum_wang.pdf

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Burma’s election leaves former patron China with uncomfortable questions
Washington Post, November 11, 2015
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/burmas-election-leaves-former-patron-china-with-uncomfortable-questions/2015/11/11/337c7fe6-831f-468d-8a08-4b26f528d217_story.html

Just where should Gao Zhisheng live?
China Change, November 11, 2015
http://chinachange.org/2015/11/11/just-where-should-gao-zhisheng-live/

After the one-Child policy: What happens to China’s family-planning bureaucracy?
Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/11/12/after-the-one-child-policy-what-happens-to-chinas-family-planning-bureaucracy/

中国道德重建的最大障碍 (The biggest obstacle to China’s moral reconstruction)
Voice of America, November 12, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-moral-reconstruction-faced-with-obstacles/3053837.html

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

政法委来告诉律师如何维权?(CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission to teach lawyers how to defend human rights?)
Voice of America, November 10, 2015
http://www.voachinese.com/content/CCP-to-rule-lawyers-20151109/3050179.html

中央政法委 《关于建立律师参与化解和代理涉法涉诉信访案件制度的意见(试行)》(CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission issues Opinion on Establishing a System for the Participation of Lawyers in the Mediation and Representation of Petition Cases Involving Litigation[Trial])
People’s Daily, November 9, 2015
http://legal.people.com.cn/n/2015/1109/c42510-27793552.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

Thick smog in Shenyang, China, draws even state media’s scorn
The New York Times, November 9, 2015
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/china-smog-pollution-shenyang-pm2-5/

Silence is golden: China tightens screws on online music
Reuters, November 9, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/09/us-china-music-censorship-idUSKCN0SY19120151109#CvXKi53eKVXiKq47.97

China licenses state journalists, freezes out commercial newsgatherers
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-media-11092015142130.html

China paper denounces Taiwan opposition leader
Channel NewsAsia, November 10, 2015
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-paper-denounces/2248250.html

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

As China ends one-child policy, illegally born kids ask: “What about us?”
Christian Science Monitor, November 8, 2015
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/1108/As-China-ends-one-child-policy-illegally-born-kids-ask-What-about-us

广东茂名村民抗议山地被私吞遭抓打三人被拘 (Guangdong Maoming villager protest land misappropriation, 3 detained)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2015
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-11092015104839.html